DIRECTOR: ECONOMIC POLICY, STRATEGY AND RESEARCH

  • Full Time
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, Provincial Legislature Building, 1st Floor, 15 Wale Street, 8000 View on Map
  • @Department of the Premier Western Cape posted 2 weeks ago
  • Posted : Oct 6, 2021 -Accepting applications
  • Salary: R1,057,326.00 - R1,057,326.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13), (All–inclusive salary package)
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Development
  • Reference REF NO: DOTP 34/2021
  • Centre Department of the Premier, Western Cape Government
  • Enquiries
    Dr Hildegarde Fast at Tel No: 082 441 2149
  • Where to submit application
    Only applications submitted online will be accepted. To apply submit your application online only: via http://www.westerncape.gov.za/jobs or https://westerncapegov.erecruit.co
  • Notes
    Only applications submitted online will be accepted. All shortlisted candidates must make themselves available to be interviewed at a date, time and place as decided by the selection panel. Please ensure that you submit your application on or before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department. Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 214. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA directive on the implementation of competency-based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS Competency Assessment tools. The nominated candidate will be required to complete the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme before they may be appointed into this post. The purpose of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme, which is a public service specific training programme applicable to all applicants who aspire to join the SMS, is to ensure that potential SMS members have a background on processes and procedures linked to the SMS. The duration of the online Pre-Entry Programme is 120 notional hours (15 days). Full details may be sourced by the following link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-preentryprogramme/ Furthermore, thanks to the huge public interest we receive many applications for our positions, and as such will not be able to respond personally to all applications. Therefore, should you not hear from us within 10 weeks from close of advert please consider your application unsuccessful.

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate 3-year B-degree/ Advanced Diploma (NQF 7) or higher qualification as recognised by SAQA; A minimum of 6 years relevant middle- management experience; A valid code B driving licence; Successful completion of the Certificate for entry into the SMS. Note: A requirement for appointment at Director Level is the successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry Programme as endorsed by the National School of Government. This is a Public Service specific training programme which is applicable for appointments at SMS level. Recommendation: Master’s Degree in Economics, Economic Policy formulation, or related qualification. Competencies: Proven knowledge and understanding of the following: Constitutional, legal and institutional arrangements governing the South African public sector; International, national, and regional economic trends; South African and Western Cape Government legislation, policies, and strategies relating to the economy; Economic policy and strategy development, management, and monitoring and review processes; Public communication and public engagement processes; Human resource management processes; Financial Management processes; Core competencies: Strategic Capability and leadership; People Management and Empowerment; Programme and Project Management; Financial Management and Change Management; Skills: Strong conceptual and formulation; Research and writing skills at advanced level; Ability to translate research outputs into policy and strategy briefs and recommendations; Leadership skills, especially thought leadership; Excellent networking and network formation; Team-building and effective inter- personal skills; Excellent communication skills (verbal and written); Outstanding planning, organising and people management; Tech savvy (computer literacy). DUTIES : Facilitate and coordinate the development of the provincial strategic plan for the Economic Sector; Advise in consultation with Provincial Treasury on the macro prioritisation of the provincial budget in line with provincial strategic priorities for the Economic Sector; Facilitate the initiation and support the implementation of new integrated government programmes and projects in pursuance of provincial strategic priorities for the Economic Sector as required; Advise on the alignment of Economic Sector and departmental strategic plans, as well as integrated development plans, with provincial strategic priorities; Advise the Premier, Cabinet and departments on performance variances, and recommend corrective actions for the Economic Sector; Coordinate support for the Premier and DG in their participation in intergovernmental structures and forums for the Economic Sector; Strategic Management; Economic strategy and policy research and analysis; Economic strategy and policy development; Assessment and support of implementation of provincial economic strategy; Human Resource Management; Financial Management.

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